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Re: History of EPMA
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2021, 08:58:41 AM »
Our Cameca SX50 came with special Sony "overlay" monitors that were originally built for the film industry.  They were used to display number of feet of film remaining, etc.   Cameca utilized them for displaying the WDS crystals and mag info.

I was happy to replace these old vacuum tube monitors with flat screens (using a homemade video overlay circuit), but at least the old Sony monitors never blew up on us!

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=173.msg752#msg752

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Re: History of EPMA
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2021, 01:55:45 AM »
Who reported the first Earth Science material compositions by EPMA?

Anything older than this one?
STUMPFL, E.F. (1961). Some new platinum-rich minerals identified with the electron microanalyser. Mineralog Mag 32, 833–847

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Re: History of EPMA
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2021, 04:23:01 AM »
Who reported the first Earth Science material compositions by EPMA?

Anything older than this one?
STUMPFL, E.F. (1961). Some new platinum-rich minerals identified with the electron microanalyser. Mineralog Mag 32, 833–847

Many thanks
Eric

Looking at the Stumpfl article, it references Castaing's 1960 chapter Electron Probe Microanalysis in Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0065-2539(08)60212-7). In that, there's a section on mineralogy that references some early work on earth science topics:

Guillemin, C. and Capitant, M., (1960) Utilisation de la microsonde électronique de Castaing pour des études minéralogiques, a report from the 21st international geological congress

Castaing, R., and Fredriksson, K., Analyses of cosmic spherules with an X-ray microanalyser Geochim. et Cosmhim. Acta 14, 114 (1958).
https://doi.org/10.1016/0016-7037(58)90099-1

Plus a couple from 1957 that I couldn't access.



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Re: History of EPMA
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2021, 09:16:12 AM »
Who reported the first Earth Science material compositions by EPMA?

Anything older than this one?
STUMPFL, E.F. (1961). Some new platinum-rich minerals identified with the electron microanalyser. Mineralog Mag 32, 833–847

Many thanks
Eric

Looking at the Stumpfl article, it references Castaing's 1960 chapter Electron Probe Microanalysis in Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0065-2539(08)60212-7). In that, there's a section on mineralogy that references some early work on earth science topics:

Guillemin, C. and Capitant, M., (1960) Utilisation de la microsonde électronique de Castaing pour des études minéralogiques, a report from the 21st international geological congress

Castaing, R., and Fredriksson, K., Analyses of cosmic spherules with an X-ray microanalyser Geochim. et Cosmhim. Acta 14, 114 (1958).
https://doi.org/10.1016/0016-7037(58)90099-1

Plus a couple from 1957 that I couldn't access.

A useful source of some of the early literature is:
B. Banerjee, "Classified Bibliography on Electron Probe X-Ray Microanalysis," in Symposium on Advances in Electron Metallography and Electron Probe Microanalysis, edited by Committee E-4 (West Conshohocken, PA: ASTM International, 10.1520/STP43687S), 207-1962. https://doi.org/978-0-8031-5971-6.
See "Microprobe Analysis, 3. Applications".

Birks & Brooks (1957) mention analysis of a copper-iron mineral and its inclusions, which is subsequently elaborated upon in Birks et al. (1959):
Birks, L.S. and Brooks, E.J., 1957. Electron Probe X‐Ray Microanalyzer. Review of Scientific Instruments, 28(9), pp.709-712.
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/1.1715982
Birks, L.S., Brooks, E.J., Adler, I. and Milton, C., 1959. Electron probe analysis of minute inclusions of a copper-iron mineral. American Mineralogist: Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials, 44(9-10), pp.974-978.
https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/msa/ammin/article/44/9-10/974/541549/Electron-probe-analysis-of-minute-inclusions-of-a

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Re: History of EPMA
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2021, 06:07:06 PM »
So maybe I'm dating myself a bit, but I cut my teeth on an ARL EMX-SM in grad school and got more into it (literally) at USGS.  Later, the SEMQ, several JEOL models and an SX50.  Everything but a MAC just about.  I think the early Shimadzu's were a take-off (ha!) on the ARL EMX, EMX-SM.

PS-I am new to this forum; am finally getting around to running PFE.  And my name here may show up as "probe ogre" in deference to a title I once had.

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Re: History of EPMA
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2021, 09:15:02 AM »
So maybe I'm dating myself a bit, but I cut my teeth on an ARL EMX-SM in grad school and got more into it (literally) at USGS.  Later, the SEMQ, several JEOL models and an SX50.  Everything but a MAC just about.  I think the early Shimadzu's were a take-off (ha!) on the ARL EMX, EMX-SM.

PS-I am new to this forum; am finally getting around to running PFE.  And my name here may show up as "probe ogre" in deference to a title I once had.

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Hi Jim,
Welcome to our EPMA user forum!

Very pleased to hear you are finally getting an opportunity to run Probe for EPMA on a modern EPMA instrument.  Just so you know we do offer remote training modules for Probe for EPMA (and EPMA in general) as described in this topic:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1297.0

I'll post more on remote training in that topic, but for now you might also want to check out the Shimadzu topic here:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1275.0
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